PNG Sports Foundation

PNGSF Directed To Release Health Equipment

He has directed PNGSF Executive Director, Albert Veratau to allow the NCDPHA staff to have access to facilities at the Rita Flynn sports complex by Wednesday, June 29.

The directive came in response to the lockdown of the Rita Flynn Sports Complex and the withholding of critical medical equipment, such as the GeneExpert machine belonging to the NCDPHA. 
The PNGSF closed its doors due to outstanding funds of K6.2 million owed to the PNGSF for the use of the RTC and other facilities.

National Sports Policy Launched

Papua New Guinea’s sporting fraternity witnessed a milestone achievement in moving sports forward with the launch of its 4th edition of the new Sports Policy 2020-2050.

Prime Minister James Marape and Minister for Sports and DHERST, Wesley Raminai witnessed the event.

The purpose of the Sports Policy is to present a framework for sports development and recognizing sports as a tool for driving change in PNG, captured in the policy vision statement, Excellence in Sport and an advanced nation.

Tripartite MoU signed for Regional Youth Games

The Regional Youth Games allows for a way forward for the engagement of youth in the rural areas, to participate in sporting tournaments to be hosted in districts.

The three agencies believe that sports is a catalyst for change and character development that enforces growth, mindset change, instils discipline and positive behaviour.

Each party to the MoU is now given the mandate to facilitate more sporting activities for youth in the rural areas, in consultation with District Development Authorities, where there is a rural focus approach.

Sporting facilities on lockdown

The PNG Sports Foundation, as the Government lead agency for sports in consultation with other relevant agencies, is taking preventative measures to counter the risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PNGSF Executive Peter Tsiamalili Jnr said the decision would not be taken lightly as Papua New Guineans are very passionate in sports but the event was an activity that encompasses a large congregation of people and the risk factors could be detrimental if preventative measures were not introduced sooner.

Inadequate access to water undermines participation: Report

The research also identified a range of constraints including limited access to clean toilets; ongoing water shortages; limited availability of soap for handwashing; an absence of facilities for women and adolescent girls to manage menstruation; and lack of accessible facilities for use by people with disabilities.

The findings will be launched on February 8th, and will inform the PNG Sports Foundation’s current review of the national sports policy.

Net-Fest competition ends

The competition was to keep the interest of the code burning amongst young and old netballers while the Port Moresby Netball Association competition is on recess.

The 3 weeks of Net-Fest attracted 9 teams competing in under 17, 21 and open divisions for 3 Saturdays.

National Sports Trustee Limited’s events and competition coordinator, Gure Gabina, said the response from teams was overwhelming and indicates the growing interest amongst Papua New Guinean women.

155 nominations received

“This is a fantastic number,” said Ronnie Mea, from the PNGSF, who is also a member of the SP Sports Awards Committee.

“But it is with no surprise as 2017 recorded a number of international sporting achievements in a number of codes.”

This year, the OSEP Sports Official of the Year category collected the highest number of nominations.

Mea said 21 nominations were received for 12 sports officials.

All nominations are now with the PNGSF.


Under the MOU, the parties will work together to develop the content knowledge and best practiced skills of the sport of athletics to the next level, targeting Physical Education teachers, coaches, trainers and athletes.

PNG Sports Foundation Director of Major Events and Marketing, John Susuve was on hand to sign the MOU on behalf of the Executive Director, along with APNG President Tony Green.

Talks are underway for APNG to provide the course materials for the Human Movement Studies branch of the NSI to make a submission to the University of Goroka for teaching.

PNG Basketball secures new venue agreement

Representatives from BFPNG and PNG Sports Foundation-Venue Management (PNGSFVM) signed the paperwork on Tuesday this week.

Through the arrangement, BFPNG will continue to utilise the courts and function rooms at the complex, while TAIC will be the official venue for the Federation’s senior national championships set for July and the FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup later in September of this year.

BFPNG Chief Executive Officer Joel Khalu said the Federation was thankful to PNGSFVM for partnering with them.

Touch Football PNG gets new home

This follows the signing of a long term tenant lease at Sir John Guise Sporting Precint with the PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF).

TFPNG President Dadi Toka Jr thanked the Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko and PNGSF chief executive officer Peter Tsiamalili for providing this opportunity for the first time in the history of the code.

TFPNG is negotiating with possible touch football associations in Port Moresby to hire the venue as well as plans to conduct TFPNG programs.